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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. At whose home does the dinner party take place?
(a) The author's home.
(b) A female friend of the author's.
(c) A popular Christian preacher.
(d) Elijah Muhammad.

2. The letter in section one begins with _______.
(a) Loving and passionate feelings.
(b) A grand sense of self.
(c) Anger and hateful feelings.
(d) A sense of defeat.

3. Both pimps on the street and nuns of a Christian congregation ask this question.
(a) What do you give?
(b) How can I help you?
(c) Whose boy are you?
(d) What is important to you?

4. What other religion does the author draw a parallel with Christianity?
(a) Hindu.
(b) Islam.
(c) Judaism.
(d) Atheism.

5. Section one of the book makes the suggestion that the Emancipation is actually _________.
(a) In the right direction.
(b) Progressive.
(c) Paper only.
(d) Achieved.

6. In section one, the author speaks of the possibility of _____ and _____ for all African Americans.
(a) Peace and love.
(b) Compassion and love.
(c) Hope and freedom.
(d) Success and power.

7. What are the author's immediate feelings upon entering the Christian church?
(a) Release and relief.
(b) A wanting to belong.
(c) Fear and tension.
(d) Nervousness.

8. What is said about both Christianity and the Nation of Islam from the author's point of view?
(a) Truthful and allknowing.
(b) Limited perspectives.
(c) Unlimited views and perspectives.
(d) Inspiring.

9. In which country does Rudyard Kipling live and write?
(a) Mongolia.
(b) Indonesia.
(c) India.
(d) China.

10. Which of the following types of oppression does the author attempt to escape from?
(a) Social.
(b) Emotional.
(c) Economic.
(d) All of the above.

11. What is one parallel that is drawn between Christian leaders and leaders of the Nation of Islam?
(a) Great wealth.
(b) Understanding.
(c) Kindness.
(d) Hypocrisy.

12. What does the author attribute spiritual or moral poverty to early on in his life?
(a) Being black.
(b) Christianity.
(c) Being white.
(d) The crime associated with the area.

13. "Take up the white man's burden" is a quotation from?
(a) A poem by a black poet.
(b) A poem by Tolstoy.
(c) Lyrics from a slave hymn.
(d) A poem by Kipling.

14. What group of people does the author's father represent?
(a) Old white men.
(b) Young, black men.
(c) The men who follow the Nation of Islam.
(d) Older, black men.

15. What does the author notice about the women at the dinner party?
(a) They eat and speak together with the men.
(b) They are loud and obnoxious.
(c) They eat separately.
(d) There are none present.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the beginning, what does the author's early religious experiences lead him to become?

2. Of what nationality is Rudyard Kipling?

3. By whom is the driver employed?

4. Who does the author encounter during his first visit to the Christian church?

5. In section two, part one, the author comments on the loss of a full experience. What does he attribute this loss to?

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